Roger Smith, Sr. Inducted to Stanly County’s Sports Hall of Fame

On June 7, 2010, Roger Smith, Sr., partner of Tharrington Smith, LLP, joined the ranks of Stanly County’s greatest athletes when he was inducted into the county’s Sports Hall of Fame. 

The ceremony took place at Stanly Regional Hospital and featured David Cutcliffe, Duke University’s Head Football Coach, as the keynote speaker.  Woody Durham, the legendary “Voice of the Tar Heels,” introduced the attending Hall of Famers and tapped Mr. Smith as the newest member.

Roger Smith, Sr., was born in Albemarle and attended Albemarle High School.  He was named to All-Southern, All-American, All-State, and All-Conference teams in football and played basketball and ran track.  He was also named to the 1958 Shrine Bowl where he set a record for the most carries in a game. 

He was awarded a Morehead Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his B.A. degree in English in 1963.  During his undergraduate years Mr. Smith served as president of the freshman class was inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece, and in 1963 he served as co-captain of the football team.

Mr. Smith is married to Bonnie Lowder and they have a daughter Kim Smith Yandow, a son, Roger Smith, Jr., and twelve grandchildren.

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